Sea Dogs and Thunder in the series finale…No Oscar
The Sea Dogs and Thunder complete their four-game series with the Trenton Thunder on Monday night from Waterfront Park…Portland was swept in a doubleheader on Saturday night due to Friday’s rainout, but won yesterday 6-5.
Last night Outfielder Oscar Tejeda was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox to make room on the 40-man roster…Tejeda hit .253 (167-for-659) with 10 homers and 72 RBI in 174 games with Portland.
Roster Move: INF Zach Gentile is active for tonight’s game
High Five to Will Middlebrooks for being named American League Player-of-the-Week…Also to former Sea Dog Anthony Rizzo on his call up to the Chicago Cubs.
Youukkk…Kevin Youkilis was a member of the 2003 Portland Sea Dogs
Yesterday, the Red Sox signed Right-hander Jason Urquidez from the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League and assigned him to Portland…Urquidez is wearing #29, and will work out of Portland’s ‘pen. The former standout at Arizona State University (teammates with Dustin Pedroia) was teammates with former Sea Dog Beau Vaughan in Lancaster. “We call Beau tweak, because he walks up and down the bullpen the entire game.” said Urquidez (pronounced Ur-key-dez). “Beau is great, he’s lost tons of weight, so his routine is to pace from the bullpen pitcher’s mound to the plate until his name is called.” added Urquidez.
Urquidez and Marquez Smith have both joined from the Independent League the past nine days.
Lineups for Monday (7:05 PM start)
Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker 7, Smith 5, Brentz DH, Butler 2, Spring 3, Gibson 6, Hissey 9, Natoli 4, Britton LHP
Trenton: Pirela 4, Adams DH, Z. Almonte 9, Mesa 8, Murton 3, Sublett 7, Gil 2, Maruszak 5, Mujica 6, Nuno LHP
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